h popular superstition to revive this posthumous adulation in favour of Julius Caesar, the founder of the empire, who also fell by the hands of conspirators. It is remarkable in the history of a nation so jealous of public liberty, that, in both instances, they bestowed the highest mark of human homage upon men who owed their fate to the introduction of arbitrary power.
lost his father
Pliny informs us that Caius Julius, the father of Julius Caesar, a man of praetorian rank, died suddenly at Pisa.
when he was in the sixteenth year of his age;
A. U. C. (in the year from the foundation of Rome) 670; A. C. (before Christ) about 92.
and the year following, being nominated to the office of high-priest of Jupiter,
Flamen Dialis. This was an office of great dignity, but subjected the holder to many restrictions. He was not allowed to ride on horseback, nor to absent himself from the city for a single night. His wife was also under particular restraints, and could not be divorced. If she d